sexta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2009

Printing Quotas


The topic Recycling and Waste have been discussed and teached to the students at Chapel School in the last years. Wasting papers is a global and a school concern. Chapel wanted to contribute to the saving of the world's nature. Because of that administrators have purchased a new program that was able to monitor the printing of papers of teachers and students. Each student have a certain amount of papers they can print each semester, the numbers of papers varies depending on the grade level. If the amount of copies is over before the semester ends, student can purchase a credit of 10 copies by paying 50 cents in chits to the administration.

- Grades 4th-6th: 75 copies per semester
-Grades 7th-8th: 100 copies
-Grades 9th-10th: 125 copies
- Grades 11-12th: 150 copies


In my point of view the idea to aware the students of the world's need and that students have a huge impact in nature is awesome. According Mr. Cialello, school's principal, students were printing tons of copies when they only needed one, and sometimes they were printing things that they could easily write by hand. Lets see if it will work, only by testing something we could get accurate results and new ideas. I hope it will be good in practice as its good in theory.

8 comentários:

Ana Laura Mendoza disse...

Yes I do agree what you say, but the problem is that the librarians also have a printing limit and they have to print things for all the students like when they pay their fines and etc., but do you think it is fair for them to have to pay the extra papers they will have to use? It is not like they are wasting paper.

Romeo C. disse...

Printing quatas was a very good initiative from Chapel school, we gotta live green!!

Claudia disse...

It is definitely a really good idea to avoid the waste of natural resources, Chapel is already doing a great job by using recycled paper and a greater one by controlling the amount of copies printed. Very interesting topic to talk about, Samir.

Vicente disse...

I think the idea is really good, although I think that this isn't the way to fix it. Many people don't have printers at home and they need to print many papers. A solution would me sending the work my e-mail for example,science experiments.I Believe that we will save printing papers, but will waste notebook papers more. We should have a better rcycle influence and program at school.

Luis G Camps disse...

Printing Quotas. In our society, people should do good things (like not wasting paper) because they are educated in school, not because there are laws forbidding them. The only reason this printing quota might work is because it is a law. If we are in a school, we should learn not to waste and not be forced not to waste. See the difference? It is the same thing with the national anthem law. I used to respect the anthem, but after I was forced to hear it every friday, I started losing my respect for it.

Samir Hauache disse...

I agree with you Luis, but in our school, unfortunately, there are things that only work when a law is made.

mimii h. disse...

I do think that we should always seek for methods to be "greener", and I like the overall thought of trying to stop the students from wasting paper, however I think that there are some contraversial topics to be discussed here. First, if the school is trying to avoid paper waste, then why are the colorful printings more expensive- I did consider the fact that if someone threw colorful copies away, it would be a greater waste, but colorful print can only be printed in Jimmy´s coputer or library´s Mary computer, which is already a form of supevision. Second, seniors have to print college material+huge information for the extended essay+internal ass.+etc, so I think it doesnt make sense for seniors to have the same quota as juniors. And lastly, I proposed that our class could bring our own paper, but occording to the ´highest powers´there would still be a tax we would have to pay. Which is extremely contraversial, since we are not wasting the school´s or anyone´s paper. So the qustion is: Is the school trying to be greener or simply trying to save cents from printing INK?

Alisha Stafford Feitosa disse...

I had absolutely no influence on the school's decision to give printing quotas, but to answer Mimi's last question, it was probably influenced by a little bit of both: the desire to be green and the desire to save money on ink (which is expensive--and color ink even more so). But wasting ink is still wasting. There are environmental factors related to the waste of all materials, not just paper made from trees.